Nigerian Court Sentences Prophetess to Life Imprisonment, Discloses Reason
- A high court in Rivers state has sentenced Edina Lovelyn-Worleru, a prophetess, to life imprisonment
- The court found Lovelyn-Worleru and another woman, Onyema Worlu, guilty of causing the death of a man named Israel Georgewill
- Lovelyn-Worleru gave Worlu a purported love potion to give to her boyfriend which sadly killed him
Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Edina Lovelyn-Worleru, a prophetess in a church in Rumuche community, in the Emohua local government area of River state, has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without any fine option.
The Punch reported that Lovelyn-Worleru was sentenced to life improvement by a high court in Rivers state alongside another woman, Onyema Worlu, for causing the death of a man identified as Israel Georgewill.
Lovelyn-Worleru was said to have prepared a poisonous substance in the name of a love potion for Worlu to put in the food of her boyfriend, Georgewill, in 2012.
After over nine years of legal battle, the trial judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, found the two guilty of causing Georgewill's death and convicted them for manslaughter.
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The judge held that the prosecution proved its case and that the statements of the first defendant, Worlu, at the police station were voluntarily given.
In the statement, the convict admitted that she administered the love potion as prepared by the prophetess in order to get financial assistance from her boyfriend.
She claimed that she never knew it would result in his death.
The prosecutor, Chidi Ekah, said the judgment was not only justice for the deceased and his family, but also for the state and Nigeria at large.
However, the counsel for the first defendant, Vincent Chukwu, said his team would appeal the judgment.
Young man finds 'love potion' with list of names in 19-year-old girlfriend’s bag
In another related news, photos of an alleged love potion were in 2018 making rounds on social media.
The photos were shared by a young Zimbabwean man who decided to expose his girlfriend after he found the fetish items in her bag.
The man reportedly found the fetish items after his 19-year-old girlfriend forgot her bags in his car. It was gathered that the young man also discovered a list of names of people, he suspected she was planning to use the potion on.
18-year-old lady tricks man into taking drugs to steal his motorcycle in Katsina
In another report, Zinatu Abubakar, an 18-year-old lady, was arrested after she allegedly attempted to steal a motorcycle in Katsina.
The young lady had reportedly drugged the man in other to steal his motorcycle.
She had tricked the man into chewing a chocolate bar which made the man unconscious. It was gathered that the police revealed that the suspect who resided at Hayin Danmani Quarters in Kaduna state, was a member of a syndicate that tricked people.